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CURRICULUM VITAE

Speciality
Piano technics, The interpretational applications of the pieces from classicals up to romantics, analysis of musical esthetics and interpretation, at piano and singing (opera). Harmony and contrapoint.

Musical Personality (Characteristics)
Exhibits his original expressions with his harmonic dissonance perception through the synthesis that he attains by applying amodal and atonal technics inspired by turkish harmonic and rythmic music while using his vivid melodic romantic mood touched by lyric dramatic air.

Education and Training
Trombone, 1963, G.A. (Graduate of Arts) Degree at the Department of Composition - Ankara State Conservatory, 1969
Studies on Composition and Orchestra Conductorship - Rome Santa Cecilia Conservatory 1978
Completed his composition studies under the supervision of Mr. A. Adnan Saygun, Mr. Guido Turchi and his studies on orchestra conductorship under the supervision of Mr. H. Ferit Alnar, Mr. Franco Ferrera, Mr. George Hurst, Mr. Trence Lovett.

Courses for Orchestra Conducting
Academy of Chigiana in Siena, Italy, Ernest Read Music Association and Canford Summer School of Music, Great Britain, Master course in Vienna, Salzburg Mozarteum Academy (1977-1981) Austria.

Awards
The Organising Committee's recognition letter during Centennial Birthday Memoriam of Atatürk in 1981.
The Composer Çetin Işıközlü has been awarded by the General Staff Commander for his composition of Turkish Army Symphony in 1988.
During 1994-1995 season, the composer was granted the award "Successful National Composer" at opera and ballet arts by the Ministry of Culture, for the first time in Turkey.
The same year he has been invited as an orchestra conductor to International Symphonical Music Festival organised at Bishkek the capitol of Kirghizistan and rewarded with an Honour Certificate by the Ministery of Culture of Republic of Kirghizistan.
The Composer has been awarded by the Ministery of National Defense his composition of Turkish Army Symphony in 1988.
The Award of Art of the Year 2000 has been forwarded by Hacettepe University State Conservatory.

Current Career / Employment
Lecturer at Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory and at the University of Bilkent, Faculty of Music and Stage Arts.

ORCHESTRA CONDUCTORSHIP (The Orchestras Conducted by the Composer)

Special Concerts
The Composer conducted a program of his compositions performed by the Italian Artists at the Turkish Embassy in Rome 1976,
Judith ballet, played by the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and recorded and broadcasted by TV (TRT) 1977,
Symphonic Phantasia at Landestheater Detmold Opera Orchestra at a television recording realized by the ARD Television Agency as ballet performance in 1981.
He has also conducted the Philarmonie Westfalen Orchestra as Guest Artist at Giessen Stadt Theater during the Concert-Gala performed on the occasion of it's 75th Establishment Anniversary 1982, solists: violin, State Artist Ayla Erduran, soprano: Karen Middleton, tenor: Seppo Ruohonen.

The Others
Mittelhessisches Sinfonieorchester (created by himself), İzmir State Symphony Orchestra, Mimar Sinan University Istanbul State Conservatory Orchestra, New Music Orchestra of Ankara Main City Municipality and Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Grand Symphony Orchestra, Kirgizhistan State Academic Symphony Orchestra. Azerbaijanian State Symphonic Orchestra, Georgian State Symphonic Orchestra, Bilkent Symphonic Orchestra, Çukurova State Symphonic Orchestra, Bursa Province State Symphonic Orchestra.

Composer's Citations
Metin And "Turkish Dancing"
  "The Transformation of Turkish Culture"
Boguslaw M. Maciejewski "12 Polish Composers"
Jack Deleon "Osmanlı'dan Cumhuriyete Türk Balesi / Turkish Ballet from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic"
Cevat Memduh Altar "Opera Tarihi / History of Opera"
Evin İlyasoğlu "25 Türk Bestecisi / 25 Turkish Composers"
  "Contemporary Turkish Composers"
Faruk Yener "Müzik Kılavuzu / Musical Guide"
Ahmet Say "The Music Makers in Turkey"

COMPOSITIONS (Performed)
JUDITH (Ballet, 1 Act, Op.1, 1967)
PRELUDE AND SONG (Chamber Music, Op.2, 1968)
THE LEGEND OF MOUNT ARARAT "Gülbahar" (Opera, 3 Acts, Op.4, 1972)
TURKISH ARMY SUPPLY DIVISION MARCH (Op.5, 1972)
TURKISH ARMY SYMPHONY (Symphonic Fantasia, Op.6, 1973)
VIOLIN CONCERTO (Op.7, 1976)
CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS (Op.9, 1988)
BALLADE (Solo piano, Op.11, 1990)
LOVE AND PEACE (Opera 2 acts, Op.12, 1991)
VIOLONCELLO CONCERTO (Op.13, 1993)
THROUGH THE LIPS TO THE HEART (Opera 3 Acts, Op.14, 1994)
PIANO CONCERTO (Op.15, 1997)
SONGS (For Voice and Piano, Op.16, 1998)
EMRAH AND SELVİHAN (Ballet, 2 Acts, Op.10, 1989)
INANNA (Opera, 3 Acts, Op.17, 2001)
A NEW WORLD (Symphony No.1, Op.18, 2004)
THOSE CRAZY TURKS (Opera Three Acts ) Op.20, 2006
THE HEROES OF ÇANAKKALE ( The Epic Oratorio ) Op.19, 2005
TUNES OF THE OPPER EUPHRATES (Piano) Op.21, 2012
A CALL FOR PEACE FROM CANAKKALE opera (1 act) Op.22

 

OTHER WORKS
IN DREAM (Symphonical Poem, Op.3, 1970)
METHOD FOR PIANO (German, Op.8, 1982)